Sunday, 14 August 2016

another one bites the dust

IT RAINED!  And not a moment too soon. Perhaps you had heard? Another one bit the dust.

Oh yeah...

And another one gone, and another one gone. Another one bites the dust.  Yup, do do do do do.  Don't know any more lyrics...  Oohhh...  do do do.

ANYWAY...  As I was sayin', another one bit the dust.

Now I know what you're thinkin'.  You're thinkin'...  Why isn't that Seville the Cat a rock star like the peeps in Queen or somethin'?

You mean you're not thinkin' that?  Awww...  MOUSES!

Seriously though, you're probably thinkin' how it must be super dusty 'round here as it hasn't rained in almost three weeks and there have been forest fires blazin' out of control.  And if you are thinkin' that, well..  You'd be right on that account, for sure.

But even though the ground is really sandy and yes, DUSTY as all get out, it was not the ground that bit the dust.  No sirree.  It was the...

Can you guess?

No?

Okay, I'll tell you.

It was the sprinkler.

Now this was not the first sprinkler to bite the dust this year.  Nope.  Peep #1 is on sprinkler number three.  MOUSES!

And it's only mid-August.  MOUSES!

Yup, Peep #1 goes through sprinklers like some peeps go through...  underwear?  Okay, maybe not as frequently as that but still, three sprinklers in one summer...  Well that's gotta be a record, I should think..

If there were an Olympic medal offered for destroyin' sprinklers, Peep #1 would be winnin' gold, for sure.  MOUSES!

I really don't know how she does it.  Really, I don't.

Last year, she only went through two sprinklers. Needless to say, she never leaves the sprinkler out overnight anymore.  Last year, some rocky raccoon went and sat on it or somethin' and practically snapped the plastic bits in two, 'cause you know... He was a little on the heavy side.

Well that's the story we're goin' with, anyway, although many people are saying, there was a long-haired marmalade lad spotted sittin' in the general vicinity of the sprinkler one night, immediately prior to said sprinkler's demise.  MOUSES!

Anyway...

Anyway, this year, there were no rocky raccoons or long-haired marmies spotted sittin' on any sprinklers 'cause like I said, Peep #1 no longer leaves the sprinkler out overnight.

But she still breaks 'em!  And that, my friends, is for sure.  MOUSES!

We started out the season with sprinkler number one and everythin' was goin' hunky dory until one day, it kinda blew up.  Yup, it's true.  The end of it blew right off where it was supposed to be, and the next thing we knew, the sprinkler was spewing out a torrent of water out its side.

And the peep was spewing steam outta her ears!  MOUSES!

Actually, the peep and sprinkler number one resembled one another more than you might think was even possible.  Hmmm...  MOUSES!

Enter sprinkler number two, stage right.

Well just the other day, Peep #1 set sprinkler number two to sprinkle but...  But it was refusin' to sprinkle back and forth.  It just kinda stayed in one spot.

Now I know from personal experience to always watch from a safe distance, when the peep is havin' sprinkler issues, so watch from a safe distance is just what I did.

The peep fiddled with sprinkler number two for a bit and finally got it to move but it wasn't goin' all the way back and forth.  Just kinda half-way back and forth, and it didn't do even that for very long. Five minutes later, it stopped entirely.  It was sprayin' water out at a forty-five degree angle but the peep wanted it to do a full one-eighty.

Well..  Well that's when the peep fiddled with sprinkler number two a bit more and then...

Let's just say, I'm glad I was watchin' from a safe distance.

Next thing I knew, Peep #1 was bein' blasted with water...  RIGHT IN THE FACE!

Oh, you should have seen her.  Remember how she had steam blowin' out her ears after the demise of sprinkler number one?  Well same thing after sprinkler number two, too.  Of course, this time, she was a much soggier peep, for sure.  MOUSES!

And you should have heard her yell mouses!  Maybe you did.  MOUSES!

So now we've moved onto sprinkler number three.

So far, so good.  No blowing itself up or parts of it blowing off or anything like that.  And no steam blowin' out the peep's ears.  No irate cries of MOUSES!, either.

Of course, sprinkler number three has not been around for very long.  She has only had it for a couple days.  Give it time.  Give it time...

But for today, there will be no sprinklin' with sprinklers 'cause like I said earlier, last night, IT RAINED!  MOUSES!

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I just wanna add that Peep #1 only uses the sprinkler when she absolutely has to, to prevent the trees and plants in the garden from dyin'.  And most of our lawn isn't really grass.  No, there are more violets than grass 'cause they seem more drought resistant and have flowers each May for the bees.  And when she is usin' the sprinkler, it's hooked up to the sand-point (instead of the drilled well), that draws water from the water table that sometimes floods our basement in the spring 'cause it's too high for our house - or probably our house it too low for it - so really, by usin' that water now, maybe we'll have a dry basement next year.  MOUSES!


37 comments:

  1. We are sorry to hear that you have such sprinkler issues. It rained here too and we totally needed it.
    Lady and Man don't water a thing. They say they are "rewilding" and letting nature do her thing. They do let the grass grow a little longer between cuts, but really that is all.

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    1. Peep #1 has the mower set as high as it will set but just to make sure the grass can do it's thing, half the time, she just doesn't mow it at all. MOUSES!

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  2. Of course no kittehs were involved in the wanton destruction of the sprinklers! How silly to think otherwise. Everyone knows how destructive raccoons are. Mean critters.

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    1. Oh those rockies do like to destroy stuff, for sure. And the worst part is, they get away with it, on account of their bein' so cute. MOUSES!

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  3. OH my. Sprinkler issues are the litterbox of problems. Mom said she's had a few times around with those! You are looking gorgeous there! xxx

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    1. They sure are! I'm waitin' for sprinkler number four. purrs

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  4. WE finally got some rain here so we understand about everything being so dry. It is awful when everything starts dying from no rain. Even the weeds die. Hope the sprinkler stays all right.

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    1. Me too. I mean, grass isn't supposed to crunch under your paws, you know? purrs

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  5. We go from lots of rain to none at all. MOUSES!

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    1. Why can't the mother of all natures figure out that a happy medium would be in order? MOUSES!

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  6. MOL! It woulda been cool to see your peep blasted with the water! We finally got some much needed rain yesterday and today. Now our flowers won't die. :)

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    1. It was! I laughed so hard I fell over my tail. MOUSES!

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  7. In Peep #1's defense, the sprinklers they make now are not well made. We went through 2 last summer and the one we have this year isn't looking too good.

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  8. "Yup, Peep #1 goes through sprinklers like some peeps go through... underwear? Okay, maybe not as frequently as that but still, three sprinklers in one summer..." My Momma is laughing so hard she fell off her chair. What's so funny?!?!? ~Bear Cat

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    1. She fell off her chair? Be careful. When a sprinkler falls from a chair, it quite often breaks. Believe me, I know. Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!! purrs

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    2. Falls. Gets smacky-pawed off. Whatever. purrs

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  9. At least it rained while the peep is having sprinkler troubles. I hope your sprinkler issues subside.

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    1. So far, so good. Sprinkler number three is still alive and kickin'. Sprinklin'. You know. purrs

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  10. Wow, that sprinkler situation sounds crazy, Sivvers. You are wise, indeed, to watch that from a distance!

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    1. Oh yes. I learned my lesson LAST year. MOUSES!

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  11. We have some sprinklers here that need fixing, but they are on automatic and turn on while my human's asleep, so she hasn't had a chance to see which ones.

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    1. Hmmm... Sounds like you need to hire a private investigator. Or perhaps the FBI? Feline branch, of course. purrs

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  12. Thank goodness for the rain, I'd hate to think the peep would be getting another dousing, and I does love a story with a happy no tears ending! purrs ERin

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    1. If she was cryin' it would be hard to tell on account of the sprinkler water runnin' down her face. MOUSES!

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  13. It's disgustingly HOT and "rainless" here too - Mom has only resorted to sprinkling ONCE even though the plants would have prefurrrrred multiple waterings. We keep hoping for RAIN - free water is the BEST!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. I don't understand why Mother Nature can't make it rain on schedule. MOUSES!

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  14. Sprinklers, schminklers! We have the same purroblem here too, they just break with no warning at all - furry selfish things! MOL

    But there's nothing wurse than having a 'tinderbox' fur a garden, purrhaps me and the hoard should pop offur and do our raindance fur mew!

    Purrs

    Basil & Co xox

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    1. Oohhh.. YES PLEASE! I bet your rain dance would work, for sure. purrs

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  15. We are hoping for rain here too. It is so hot for the past few days!!! Very nice post. Thanks for sharing
    Mike

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  16. First of all, thank you for starting this post with a wonderful cover of one of my favorite songs! Second, we sure are glad you finally got some rain. What with all the forest fires and failing sprinklers, it sounds like it came none too soon. Now tell us, Seville, did you do a proper rain dance?

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    1. Oh yes. And all those fires are finally out but it sure did take a long time. Mother Nature needs to get her act together and give us rain on a regular schedule. MOUSES!

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  17. sprinklers can be testy little things. Thankfully we have nothing be a cement patio.

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    1. They have a mind of their own, for sure. MOUSES!

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  18. They just don't make sprinklers like they used to. Gramps had his for YEARS! Mom has lived in this house and has blown up 2 and she only uses them in the high heat to water the flowers. Something about the high water pressure where we live. It also blows up hoses and nozzles and power washes the house without a power washer machine!

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    1. It can blow up hoses, too? MOUSES! I surely must warn the peep! purrs

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